Thursday, December 06, 2012

quatrain 84

From sunlight, two further versions of quatrain #84, to add to the Houshmand version discussed at my thoughts on dreams:

don’t think too much
put yourself to sleep
thinking is a veil
on the face of the moon
your heart is like the moon
don’t cover it with thought
cast your thinking on the water

Translation by Nader Khalili
Rumi, Dancing the Flame

Don’t think. Don’t get lost in your thoughts.
Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the Moon.
That Moon is your heart,
     and those thoughts cover your heart.
So let them go.
     Just let them fall into the water.

Version by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva
A Garden Beyond Paradise


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